Martina Evans

Reading with Dave Lordan
& Friday morning workshop: 'The Crossroads of Circumstance'



Martina Evans

Admission: €8 / €6 concessions
11 February, 2015 at 10PM, Cork Arts Theatre



Martina Evans is a poet and novelist. Her fourth book of poems Facing the Public was a TLS Book of the Year and won the Piero Ciampi International Poetry Prize. Petrol, a book-length prose poem appeared in 2012. Burnfort, Las Vegas is her latest full-length collection to be published by Anvil. Raised in Burnfort Co. Cork, she lives now in London.


“She is at once emotional
and shrewd: hidden behind
the rich lace-curtain of
her personal charm, her
existentialism sings.”
– Thomas McCarthy



Poetry Workshop: The Crossroads of Circumstance  
(13 February, 9.30am - 12.30pm; €50)

If you’re going to be a writer, you better come from somewhere
– Flannery O’Connor 

This workshop goes back to the fundamentals – the places where it all happened to us. Using slow motion scenes, the specular form and with a special focus on creating drama, students will be drafting poems on leaving, loss, first love, reexamining what they left behind and learning how to make ‘an Iliad of a local row’. (Patrick Kavanagh).

Visit workshops page for more information and how to register.


More about the author:

Martina Evans home page

Poems by Martina Evans at Poetry PF

Martina Evans at Anvil Press


Cork Spring Poetry Festival